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Anonymous

I have read and read a lot of the threads in the forum and while they are a fantastic resource, I am still having difficulty finding answers to two area's I need help with.

I have a boardgame I've designed and playtested. Things have went well and I am wanting to self publish 1000-2500 copies. I need help with artwork and printing. Can anyone give me a few names or websites of artists that work in the gaming arena? I am also having difficulty in finding a printer that will print 1000-2500 copies. Most are 5000 minimum.

If this has been answered elsewhere in the forum and I just haven't found it, then please forgive me. This site has been a goldmine of help. You guys are the best!

Terry

Hegemon
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To be helpful, you may wish to mention:

1.) Where you are (approximately) and;
2.) What sort of components you need printed.

Why? 1,000 to 2,500 games can be very heavy to ship so you probably want to deal with someone close by to save on freight (not to mention the ease of inspecting what's going on with the printer) - plus not every printer makes hard mounted boards or boxes for example. If you need die-cut playing pieces, that's another specialty, and so on.

OutsideLime
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Also, what is the artwork that you require? There are several game-capable professional artists that visit this forum, myself included. Maybe if you explain your game (no need to give the details, just the theme and "vibe" and component quantities) you'll get some nibbles.

~Josh

Anonymous
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I'm in the St Louis, MO area. I agree about the shipping. Especially the way fuel is going thru the roof.

The game has a Christian based theme with a few biblical scenes on the the playing board. For ex: the talking donkey, walls of Jericho falling, etc. It will be a standard size quad fold board. There are some cards to the game but they do not need any "in depth" artwork. They would have the game logo on the backs and basically wordage on the front. So I am really looking for art for the gameboard, logo, cards, and the box.

Hegemon
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Ah, there is a nice die-cutting firm located nearby you in Fenton, MO called Graphic Finishers of America. I don't know if they still do small jobs but give them a call and ask. They can probably die-cut out your cards and boxes, mount your board, and most likely know local printers that can do the rest. Here's a link to their address:

http://yellowpages.superpages.com/profile~SRC_local~T_Fenton~S_MO~L_Fenton+MO~CID_00000525978~C_Die+Cutting+Equipment+%26+Supplies~LID_E76Y376TDkciYcMsDpaB%2Bw%3D%3D.htm

SenorOcho
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Hegemon - Ow, my eyes. Try it like this
Freaking long link

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